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Sheet of studies: The young Hercules; Sleeping Venus

Carracci, Agostino (draughtsman)

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Sheet of studies: The young Hercules; Sleeping Venus

(recto title)

Sheet of studies; caricatures, male nudes, gourds and fruit (verso title)


Carracci, Agostino (draughtsman) [ULAN info: Italian artist, 1557-1602]







Technique Description

recto: black and red chalks, a line of black ink acts as a border on all sides verso: pen and brown ink on paper


height: 578 mm
width: 307 mm


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1959 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

F. Astar (Lugt 116a); Benedict Nicolson; with H. Calmann

Standard print ref/s


  1. Bohn, Babette 'The chalk drawings of Lodovico Carracci', : Master Drawings Association, Inc. [page: 422]
    Source title: Master Drawings (1984)
    [comments: Note 27, as Annibale Carracci.]


black chalk (medium)
red chalk (medium)
black ink (medium)
brown ink (medium, verso)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.10-1959 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 7227; Input Date: 2000-06-12 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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